Banyoro


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Banyoro

 

a people living near Lake Albert in the Republic of Uganda. Population, about 300,000 (1967, estimate). Their language belongs to the Bantu family. In language and culture the Banyoro are closely related to the Batoro and Banyankole peoples. The Banyoro retain local traditional beliefs; Christianity is also spreading. In the 15th century the Banyoro created the Banyoro state, which became part of the British protectorate of Uganda in 1896. The chief occupations of the Banyoro are agriculture and cattle raising.

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Tribal disputes have largely occurred between the indigenous Banyoro tribe and the recently settled Bakiga from Rwanda, although historically their roots can be traced back to the region.
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Right, like one of those immaculate handsome males in the folktales of the Banyoro who emerge from pythons or trees, marry the suffering girl, and they live happily thereafter.
Chief Awich Aboki Lutanymoi was also wrongfully detained twice, in 1901 and 1902 (for refusing to surrender Banyoro refugees who had fled to Acholiland after the capture of Kabalega in 1899).
43) Isingoma Kahwa Henri, "La notion Traditionnelle de la Communaute en Afrique Noire et son intergrations dans la Vie Ecclesiale (Cas de Banyoro en Republique du Zaire)," (Master's diss.